Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School

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Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School
Bishop Ford CHS tower base jeh.jpg
Erudio pro Excellentia
Educating for Excellence
Address
500 19th Street
New York City (Park Slope, Brooklyn),
New York
, 11215
United States
Coordinates 40°39′23″N 73°58′57″W / 40.65639°N 73.98250°W / 40.65639; -73.98250Coordinates: 40°39′23″N 73°58′57″W / 40.65639°N 73.98250°W / 40.65639; -73.98250
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) St. Francis of Assisi
Established 1962
Status closed
Closed 2014[1]
Area trustee Myles Davis '67
Principal Thomas P. Arria
Asst. Principal Sam Sued and Rocco V. Grella
Faculty 40
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 520 (2013)
Color(s) Black, Red and Gold             
Slogan Your Children, Our Students, the Nation's Future
Mascot FALCON
Team name Falcons
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Newspaper 'Highpoint'
Yearbook 'The Pagoda'
Tuition $8,950 per year
Dean of Girls Josephine Herman
Dean of Boys Manuel Fernandez
Admissions Director Deanna Philippe
Athletic Director Peter Goyco '84
Website

Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School was a private, Roman Catholic high school in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, New York. It is located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn.[3] Due to a loss of enrollment by 75% since 2006, Bishop Ford closed at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.[4][1]

Background[edit]

Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School was established in 1962. It is named after Bishop Francis Xavier Ford, a Brooklyn native who was martyred in China in 1952.[5]

Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School is a Division I high school.

The school has an active PTA and many clubs, activities, and sports with which to be involved. Some clubs include, but are not limited to, the International Society; Martial Arts Club; Science Club; Art Club; Student Activities Committee; Student Council; Newspaper and Yearbook. Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School's sports include basketball, baseball, football, soccer, cheerleading, volleyball, softball, and track as junior varsity and varsity teams.

Rock band R.E.M.'s music video "All the Way to Reno (You're Gonna Be a Star)" was shot at Bishop Ford in 2001, directed by Michael Moore.[6]

Rapper Drake's debut music video "Best I Ever Had" was shot at Bishop Ford in June, 2009.[7]

Record Producer Mike WiLL Made It's debut music video "#23" was shot at Bishop Ford in August, 2013. The music video features Mike WiLL Made It, singer Miley Cyrus, and rappers Wiz Khalifa & Juicy J.

Notable alumni[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School". Retrieved 2014-10-26. 
  2. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved May 27, 2009. 
  3. ^ O'Keeffe, Michael (April 24, 2010). "Bishop Ford HS coach Ray Nash dragged into ugly legal battle involving loan to son, Peter J. Nash". Daily News (New York). 
  4. ^ http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/bishop-ford-high-school-closing-255224231.html
  5. ^ BFCCHS. "Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School History". Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School website. Retrieved August 1, 2007. 
  6. ^ Black, Johnny (2004). Revival: The Story of R.E.M.. Winona, Minnesota. p. 258. ISBN 0879307765. 
  7. ^ Anitai, Tamar (July 2, 2009). "New Video: Drake, 'Best I Ever Had'". MTV. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Hoop dreams in hands of new coach Braica". SFC Today. October 17, 2010. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Alumni notes". Falcon Flash. Spring 2006. p. 11. 
  10. ^ "John Halama". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Armond Hill". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Charles Jones". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Charles Jones". eurobasket.com. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Alumni notes", Falcon Flash (Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School), Spring 2010: 14 
  15. ^ "Brian Nash and Rich Glesmann Named to the Men's Basketball Coaching Staff". Duquesne Dukes. April 12, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  16. ^ "The odd couple: Former downtown rivals Ferry and Nash reunited at Duquesne". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. May 8, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2012.